Home care with IoT support: Architecture design and functionality

Chih Lin Hu, Ssuwei Chen, Liangxing Guo, Chalothon Chootong, Lin Hui

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Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) technologies address many architectures and applications in the last decades. The 'smart home' is one of the most popular topics in the IoT research. We consider that the scale of an IoT-oriented smart home system can go up at the aspects of residential, community and society. Resource allocation and distribution among devices, platforms and services become crucial to system reliability and performance, thus being worth of research efforts in smart home scenarios with IoT support. In this paper, we propose a reference architecture in pursuit of an IoT-based smart home system. Particularly, the home care scenario is deployed to exhibit the scenario on the proposed architecture. Our architecture reference is across front-end to back-end roles in this context, where the home gateway plays the most important role. Accordingly, we design a comprehensive functional home gateway (CFHG) which integrates combined functions of different application strategies on the middleware platform. All data in front-end sensor devices can be aggregated to gateway devices and distributed to cloud storage via web services at the back-end devices, and vice versa, control and management instructions can be issued to any indicated devices to regulate data processing operations. Finally, we make our architecture into effect with practical implementation, and present several usages regarding home care applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbi-Media 2017 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops with the 4th International Workshop on Advanced E-Learning and the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia and IoT
Subtitle of host publicationNetworks, Systems and Applications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627617
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2017
Event10th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops, Ubi-Media 2017 - Pattaya, Thailand
Duration: 1 Aug 20174 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameUbi-Media 2017 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops with the 4th International Workshop on Advanced E-Learning and the 1st International Workshop on Multimedia and IoT: Networks, Systems and Applications

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing and Workshops, Ubi-Media 2017
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityPattaya
Period1/08/174/08/17

Keywords

  • Cloud service
  • Comprehensive functionality
  • Home care
  • IoT
  • Smart home
  • Web service

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